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Minneapolis protest Saturday to be part of global day of action against U.S. intervention in Venezuela

By staff

Minneapolis, MN – Twin Cities area peace and anti-war groups are organizing a Minneapolis protest on Saturday, February 23 as part of a day of local actions around the U.S. and around the world opposing U.S. intervention in Venezuela.

The Minneapolis protesters will gather on Saturday, February 23 at 1 p.m. at Hennepin and Lagoon Avenues in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis. There will be signs and banners with the anti-intervention message.

The event is called under the themes: “U.S. Hands Off Venezuela – No Coup; No Sanctions – No U.S. War on Venezuela!”

A statement issued by organizers says in part, “The Trump administration is attempting to orchestrate a coup in Venezuela, including threats of direct U.S. military intervention. Venezuela has one of the largest oil reserves in the world and the second largest gold reserves, as well as diamonds and other minerals, resources that could make it the next target in the endless series of U.S. wars, interventions and 'regime change' operations.”

The statement continues, “Join the February 23 protest to say no to new wars and interventions.”

Planning for the Minneapolis event was initiated by Minnesota Peace Action Coalition and endorsed by a range of groups including: AFSCME Local 3800, Anti-War Committee, Every Church a Peace Church, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Haiti Justice Committee of Minnesota, Hands Off Honduras, Immigrant Movement for Justice, Mayday Books, Minnesota Caravan Solidarity / Minnesota en Solidaridad con la Caravana, Minnesota Cuba Committee, Minnesota War Tax Resistance, Party for Socialism and Liberation – Minneapolis, Progressive Coalition Minnesota, St. Joan of Arc Peacemakers, St. Paul Eastside Neighbors for Peace, Rise Up Times, Socialist Action, Students for a Democratic Society, Students for Revolutionary Socialism, Twin Cities Hands Off Venezuela, Twin Cities Peace Campaign, Welfare Rights Committee, Women Against Military Madness, Workers World Party – Twin Cities, Workers International League, Veterans for Peace (Chapter 27).

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